Axis Maps Summer Internship

by David Heyman on April 23, 2013

This summer we’re going to try something new by taking on an intern. Here are the details:

What: You’ll be making an interactive map of physician performance across New York. It’s a relatively small dataset covering 120 physician practices and 12 measures focusing on heart care. The map is in partnership with our friends and colleagues at IPRO and will be used to improve the quality of care in New York.
We want you to see the entire process of making a map so you will be responsible for this project from start to finish including:

  1. Working with the client to learn about their data and functionality requirements
  2. Preparing the data to go into the map
  3. Designing the map and UI elements
  4. Building the map in javascript
  5. Testing the map

We’ll be supporting you every step of the way with project planning,  best practices, technical assistance, and design reviews.

When: 8 weeks starting June 17th

Who: We’re looking for anyone looking to sharpen their interactive cartography skills, however, students currently enrolled in undergraduate or graduate programs will be given preferential consideration. To get the most out of this experience you should:

  1. Have experience working with all types of data (spatial, tabular, databases, etc.)
  2. Be somewhat comfortable with map and UI design
  3. Know the basics of building a map in javascript
  4. Be willing to learn all the stuff you don’t know

Where: Wherever you want to be with a computer and internet connection. We all work remotely at Axis Maps and keep in constant contact through Campfire, our group chat system. You’ll be expected to keep semi-regular business hours logged in to Campfire. We’ll have scheduled weekly status meetings (via Skype) dedicated to your project and you’ll be expected to attend regular Axis status meetings as well.

How much: $3,500

To apply: Please send:

  1. Cover letter
  2. Resume / CV
  3. Link to your online portfolio

to David Heyman at by May 6th.

There is 1 comment in this article:

  1. August 18, 2013mankoff says:

    Any update on this map?